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(NJ.com)   For those of you who thought soccer could not possibly be more boring, you were wrong. May we present 'sand soccer.' It's like soccer, only waaaay slower   (nj.com) divider line 16
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2014-04-29 12:34:05 AM  

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2014-04-29 01:48:18 AM  
Sand soccer does not usually end well.

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2014-04-29 03:19:07 AM  
Soccer? You mean like when an MLS match starts in the second quarter of an NFL game and ends when the NFL game is late in the 3rd quarter? That slow?

/Yes, sand soccer free kicks kill the fluidity that makes soccer soccer
 
2014-04-29 04:21:15 AM  
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2014-04-29 06:18:56 AM  
Subby should get acquainted with bog soccer.
 
2014-04-29 06:56:58 AM  
Sounds like a recipe for ACL tears to me.

Also, can someone PS Jose Mourinho building a sand bus in front of his goal?
 
2014-04-29 07:12:57 AM  
It's a lot of fun
 
2014-04-29 07:15:00 AM  
I went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch the other day and this was on a bunch of the TVs. Never heard of it before then.
 
2014-04-29 07:27:56 AM  

Apatheist: You mean like when an MLS match starts in the second quarter of an NFL game and ends when the NFL game is late in the 3rd quarter? That slow?


I never realized how much milling about there was in football until I got an exercise bike for some low impact cardio work during the winter.  The exercise bike is boring as hell so I'd listen to music through headphones with the TV on.  I turn the football game on and there'd be a play followed by three replays then another play followed by three replays.  Apparently every play in football no matter how mundane -- a three yard run up the middle -- involves some form of greatness that requires three replays.  With the sound down though, it all looked the same.  When someone finally did score, the touchdown-->commercial-->point after-->commercial-->kickoff-->commercial-->play from scrimmage sequence was ridiculous.  Watching football with no sound was an eyeopener.  The sport is really just a bunch of dead time.  I don't think I've been able to sit through an entire quarter with sound on since I realized how much standing around there is in football.

With the TV sound down soccer is the most watchable; it is none stop action.  Hockey is pretty good too.  College basketball moves pretty quick too.  Baseball is tough to watch without sound but at least the game moves forward once you're back from commercials (baseball has a lot of commercials).  Football is unwatchable.
 
2014-04-29 08:34:32 AM  

Apatheist: Soccer? You mean like when an MLS match starts in the second quarter of an NFL game and ends when the NFL game is late in the 3rd quarter? That slow?



  It didn't take long for that to start.  I have to agree with Muta, tho.  I now record the games and FF to the action.  I have no tolerance left for commercials.
 
2014-04-29 09:16:18 AM  
Saaaaaaaaaaaand...... soccerrrrrrrrr..........
 
2014-04-29 09:17:55 AM  
Played a bit of sand soccer.  It's an incredibly great way to break toes.
 
2014-04-29 10:13:02 AM  
lol Sand Socccer

I grew up in Portugal playing football on the beach almost daily and it is a hell of work out. It's excellent cardio and since your feet sink in the sand you work twice as hard to run. My legs we're very toned, then I moved back to Canada and started drinking beer.....
 
2014-04-29 10:22:04 AM  

Blink: Played a bit of sand soccer.  It's an incredibly great way to break toes.


It's a biatch and people who wouldn't cut their toenails enough suffered the most. The worst is when someone steps on your chin and their foot slides down your leg, you sort of get rug burn from the sand grains.

The pro's usually wrap their feet for that very reason.
 
2014-04-29 12:41:41 PM  

The_Sponge: Sand soccer does not usually end well.

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Well... I came to post a pic of Ali-with-an-i, but that does just as well.

FTA: Looking for a fun way to incorporate athletics with the beach this summer that can include the whole family? Think sand sports! Specifically sand soccer, as beach soccer tournaments are becoming a growing trend in North America, which boasts one of the biggest coastlines in the world.

Is the author using North America as a complete continent, or does he mean the US? Going by continent is stupid to begin with. Oh, it's second out of seven? Wow. If he means the US, then he should probably exclude Alaska, which is not known for its beaches. That drops the US from out of the top 10 countries, behind other beach paradises like Canada, Greenland, Russia, and Norway.

/what a stupid metric
 
2014-04-29 02:00:45 PM  

Muta: Apatheist: You mean like when an MLS match starts in the second quarter of an NFL game and ends when the NFL game is late in the 3rd quarter? That slow?

I never realized how much milling about there was in football until I got an exercise bike for some low impact cardio work during the winter.  The exercise bike is boring as hell so I'd listen to music through headphones with the TV on.  I turn the football game on and there'd be a play followed by three replays then another play followed by three replays.  Apparently every play in football no matter how mundane -- a three yard run up the middle -- involves some form of greatness that requires three replays.  With the sound down though, it all looked the same.  When someone finally did score, the touchdown-->commercial-->point after-->commercial-->kickoff-->commercial-->play from scrimmage sequence was ridiculous.  Watching football with no sound was an eyeopener.  The sport is really just a bunch of dead time.  I don't think I've been able to sit through an entire quarter with sound on since I realized how much standing around there is in football.

With the TV sound down soccer is the most watchable; it is none stop action.  Hockey is pretty good too.  College basketball moves pretty quick too.  Baseball is tough to watch without sound but at least the game moves forward once you're back from commercials (baseball has a lot of commercials).  Football is unwatchable.


This is why the BTN can air replays of Big Ten football games in an hour, with commercials.  They cut out 90% of the dead time and just show the plays.
 
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